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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Glasgow City Council’s proposed segregated cycle lanes in the city centre have been branded “unnecessary, costly and cumbersome” by... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester has ruled out dedicated bus-based park-and-ride facilities in the conurbation, saying they are unlikely to be... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Leeds this week opened its first dedicated bus-based park-and-ride site at Elland Road in the south of the city. The facility has 800 spaces and bus... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
Stagecoach has reported increased profits in 2013/14, with strong performances in its two UK bus business units but a slump in rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Iain Reeve, The Reeve Partnership, Godalming, Surrey GU7
In his recent Viewpoint article, Giles Bailey challenges us to think about the transport provision we need for an ageing society (LTT 16 May). The... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Iain Docherty has been appointed chair of Glasgow’s bus statutory quality partnership board. Docherty is professor of public policy and head of... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
In his speech about creating a ‘Northern Powerhouse’ this week, Chancellor George Osborne revived the idea of elected mayors in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Bus fares went up by the smallest amount across England in over five years, and at the same time bus use went up in every region. DfT statistics... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bus users in London who don’t have enough credit on their Oystercard to travel can now make one more journey by going into a negative balance.... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Cambridgeshire’s guided busway, which opened in August 2011, had carried 7.8 million passengers by the end of March this year, according to the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The revisions to Nexus’s bus Quality Contract Scheme proposals have done nothing to placate the area’s three major bus operators –... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Bus operators in Tyne and Wear are pledging to cut the Combined Authority’s bill for tendered services by over £2m a year if councillors... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The London Borough of Wandsworth is to close Putney Bridge to vehicles for three months from 14 July for a £1.5m maintenance project. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The London Borough of Lambeth has the most bus lane in the capital and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has the least, according to data... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for London is to introduce a new process for engaging with boroughs about bus service changes.  The current approach is based on... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport minister  Baroness Kramer this week visited the Queens Drive park-and-ride site in Nottingham, which the city council is promoting as... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Reading Transport chief executive James Freeman is leaving to join First as managing director for Bristol and the West of England. Freeman, who has... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
Media coverage of the opening of Edinburgh’s new tram line was not, on the whole, terribly positive. The Financial Times, for example, on 30... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
John Disney, Company secretary: Dales & Bowland CIC, Gargrave, North Yorkshire
Upon returning from a short break using the Shropshire Hills Shuttle it was interesting to read Paul Salveson’s comparison of this operation... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Philip Bisatt, Taunton, Somerset TA1
I have just returned from what will probably turn out to be a ‘once in a lifetime’ visit to Australia, much of it spent experiencing a... continue
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